Mark Dion Cabinet (from Project 82 - "Rescue Archeology: A Project for The Museum of Modern Art") 2004

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Dion's sculptures and installations are based on the methods of categorization and display found in natural history museums and related sites. He filled this cabinet of curiosities with artifacts from an archaeological excavation in this Museum's Sculpture Garden; the drawings take the form of a page from a natural history textbook, and demonstrate Dion's classificatory and methodological systems.

Gallery label from Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities, July 30–November 10, 2008.
Wood, aluminum, plaster, concrete, glass, plastic, paint, stone, ceramic, brick and various metals
8' 6" x 59 1/2 x 36" (259.1 x 151.1 x 91.4 cm)
Gift of the Freedman Family in memory of Doris C. and Alan J. Freedman
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© 2020 Mark Dion
Painting and Sculpture

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